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  • COVID-19
     Are corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory medicines) given orally or by injection an effective treatment for people with COVID-19? Key messages Corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory medicines) given orally or by injection (systemic) are probably effective treatments for people hospitalised with COVID-19.  The authors don’t know whether they cause...
    16 August 2021
  • The Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library App presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides you with relevant, accessible research, when you need it, from the world’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care. All content in the app is free and new issues will download regularly....
    13 August 2021
  • A black woman wears a mask while walking on the street
     What can individuals do, especially those with long-term breathing problems, to avoid the effects of air pollution? This recently published Cochrane review explores this question, and we sat down with the lead author of the review to discuss the review findings.  Tell us about this Cochrane review…What did you find out? The main thing that we...
    9 August 2021
  • a hand holds a syringe that says remdesivir
    In this recently published Cochrane review, authors explored the effects of treating COVID-19 with remdesivir, an antiviral medication. First author Kelly Ansems said "Based on the currently available evidence remdesivir probably has little or no effect on all-cause mortality at up to 28 days in hospitalised adults with SARS-CoV-2 infection. We...
    5 August 2021
  • Emory medical students visually explain Cochrane evidence
    When residency education was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Emory University School of Medicine capitalized on student enthusiasm and availability to create COVID-19 education materials. Working closely with Cochrane, they are now summarizing top priority Cochrane Reviews in visual form. The project involves students being alerted when a...
    5 August 2021
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     Deadline for submissions: 24 September Nominations are open for the 2021 Cochrane-REWARD prize, which recognizes initiatives that have potential to reduce research waste.  An estimated $170 billion of research funding is wasted each year because its outcomes cannot be used [1]. The waste occurs during 5 stages of research production:...
    2 August 2021
  • COVID-19
     Is ivermectin effective for COVID-19? Key messages The authors of this Cochrane systematic review, published today by Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, found no evidence to support the use of ivermectin for treating or preventing COVID-19 infection, but the evidence base is limited. Evaluation of ivermectin is continuing in 31 ongoing studies;...
    28 July 2021
  • Tackling methodological challenges in public health reviews
    The Cochrane Methods team has defined a programme of work to improve the quality and impact of Cochrane reviews in public health with the support of the Methods Executive, Methods Groups and Public Health and Health Systems Network. The programme has been designed to foster collaboration between Methods Groups and Cochrane Review Group (CRG)...
    27 July 2021
  • world evidence-based healthcare day
    World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day will take place again this year on 20 October – learn more on the website On World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day, seven leaders in evidence-based healthcare spotlight the global impact of evidence on healthcare research, policy, practice and health outcomes. Today JBI, Cochrane, Campbell Collaboration,...
    26 July 2021
  • Compression bandages or stockings versus no compression for treating venous leg ulcers
    26 July 2021
  • Preschool children learning toy blocks from teacher
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new recommendations which is supported by evidence from a Cochrane Public Health review.  From this year on, 25 July marks the new UN-recognised "World Drowning Prevention Day". This global advocacy event serves as an opportunity to highlight the tragic and profound impact of drowning on families...
    26 July 2021
  • Expectations for RoB 2 revisited in light of comparison study
    The existing expectations for RoB 2 that were set out in November 2020 have been revisited and kept in place after results of a Cochrane-funded study were released. The study was initiated to underpin methods policy and implementation plans with data about the usability of RoB 2 compared with the study-based Cochrane risk of bias tool for RCTs,...
    23 July 2021
  • Close up older man talking with doctor online, video call
    Recently Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement published 'Diagnostic test accuracy of telehealth assessment for dementia and mild cognitive impairment.' We spoke with Dr Jenny McCleery, one of the authors of this Cochrane review, a Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, and the Joint Coordinating Editor, of Cochrane...
    22 July 2021
  • Pregnant belly being held
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued four new recommendations which are supported by evidence from Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews. Cochrane has been a non-governmental organization in official relations with WHO since 2011, and a major aspect of this partnership is supporting WHO’s global health guidelines with relevant...
    21 July 2021
  • Featured review: Non‐pharmacological interventions for preventing delirium in hospitalised non‐ICU patients
    20 July 2021
  • Communicating to the public about vaccines and using digital strategies to promote vaccine uptake: information for planners and implementers
    Based on evidence from systematic reviews, Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) has prepared three information leaflets for health systems planners and implementers involved in developing vaccine communication strategies. The leaflets are underpinned by systematic reviews from Cochrane and other sources and include this...
    20 July 2021
  • Person on computer in a webinar
    Have your say on the Cochrane Convenes programme by filling in a short questionnaire Cochrane Convenes is an online event hosted by Cochrane and co-organized with the World Health Organization and the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision making (COVID-END) in October 2021. 

    Drawing on experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
    19 July 2021
  • Three people around a laptop talking
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane’s premier...
    16 July 2021
  • Old people’s home for 4 year olds
    The ABC’s recent documentary series Old people’s home for 4 year olds surprised many by becoming a runaway ratings success. It attracted more viewers than Masterchef and took out an international Emmy Award to boot. It’s the first time the lives of lonely older Australians struggling with isolation, health and mental health issues have been the...
    12 July 2021
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    The launch of Cochrane Cameroon was officially celebrated on 30 June from its base at the Hôpital Central de Yaoundé. At the launch Cochrane Cameroon highlighted its commitment to promoting evidence-based healthcare policy and practice; translation of research to policy and practice; advocating for evidence to promote access and equity to...
    12 July 2021

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